These saddle horses were originally bred by the mountain people of the hills and valleys of eastern Kentucky for the demanding needs of farm life. It was an obscure breed until it became noticed in the late 1980s. Since then, these horse have become highly sought after as pleasure horses in Kentucky and the rest of the world. They are highly prized for their easy-going temperament, intelligence, versatility, willingness, and especially their smooth and natural 4-beat gait.
The Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse is distinguished by its natural four beat gait called an amble, or rack. This smooth, gentle gait can be maintained over rough terrain and has the same footfall pattern as the walk has. The result of this gait is that the rider sits almost motionless astride the horse while it carries the rider at speeds almost as fast as most horses canter. These hardy horses have a calm, kind demeanor. Registered horses must show a gentle and willing disposition; demonstrate evidence of a naturally smooth, even, 4-beat gait under saddle; may be of any color with white on face, legs, mane, or tail. The Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse should be of medium bone and substance, as well as being athletic and refined. They are usually compact, close-coupled, and well-muscled. They have a cob-sized head with a straight profile and broad forehead. The neck is of medium thickness and length, and the withers are flat.
MIDNIGHT PUSHING SUNBEAMS
12/01 TWH/KMSHA double registered black Mare. 15.1+ hands in her keg shoes. She is the best of both worlds. Put her in the show ring and she has the presence to perform and win (she can show either Walking horse or Kentucky Mountain) Put her on a trail and she is a fun ride. Double Sun’s Delight D on the bottom (dam on site) and Back Up and Push, a Pusher son on the top side. Smooth rides that will get you noticed no matter where you are. This mare was born and raised here. No problem with loading, cross ties, bathes, clipping (except she is not in love with her ears). Has great hooves and very rarely loses a shoe, no matter what the size, but now she is barefoot and still moves great. We have clients using her at FIELD TRIALS. So ok with guns and dogs. Also, she will not run out of energy! Can go all day long! She ponies, goes by busy traffic roads, I use her to head trail rides, ride her bareback from the pasture (as she parks low for you to mount).
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01 Cremello Mountain Gelding. 14.3 hands. Has a great personality and is fun to ride. He has been around and done it all...trails - even with kids as you can see, field trials with all kinds of riders, dogs and guns, has shown with kids. He has many smooth racks and canters also. Not a deadhead, but not something you are begging to stop all the time. Can babysit or give you a great experienced ride. Used to traffic, dogs, guns, other horses. Only vice is sometimes he is shy in the field to catch. But comes to the gait when we move from pasture to stall.
'04 RMHA Registered and certified w/Flax Mane and Tail. 15 hands barefoot. This is a sweet moving girl that has a ton of talent. She has been a nice trail horse, but is not working out for the present owner. She is looking for someone to bond with as their forever horse. Light mouth and a lovely gait. Trail rides and has been working over some of the trail course obstacles. She seems to like them, but as they are newer to here, she will need to be finished on them. Not spooky or looking for scarey stuff. Most she does is shuffle a bit when being left behind...as with most horses. The more she gets to know you the better she is. Neckriens, Racks, canters.
'09 KMSHA Chocolate w/Flax Mane and Tail. 15 hands barefoot. This is a sweet moving little girl that has come a long way. She has been with us for over two years as we rehab her and retrain her. She has just blossomed and I can see her finishing out to be a wonderful horse. She is looking for someone to bond with as their forever horse. Light mouth and needs a light hand. The more she gets to know you the better she is. Neckriens, Racks, canters.
TIM'S MOUNTAIN TRAVELER
2000 Bay Double Registered Rocky/Kentucky Mountain Gelding. "Tobey" is a great guy that moves well and takes care of you. Built and looks like a quarter horse. Has a using horse handle, rides bareback...if you were at our show I rode him across to the trail obstacle course bareback, with a halter and lead rope. Neckreins, smooth gaits, canters both leads, leg pressure. Barefoot and easy keeper. Quiet, but moves. Don't miss this excellent example of what this breed was made for. Not spooky. Loves the trail. Cannot say enough about how nice this guy is... He has been here for almost 10 years with current owner...she is only selling due to time constraints.
Mandy is a pretty 15 hand 13 year old Spotted Mountain Mare. She is dark bay and white and has a very pretty way of moving. She is really enjoying the work on the trail and as we clean up her gait so that it is automatic. Neckreins some. Flat walk and Rack. We have cantered her a few times, but I tend to keep them relaxed and slow for my clients. Barefoot and good feet. Still a little looky and hesitant on the ground, but under saddle she goes right along. We have been working her both with other horses and alone. Long mane and full tail. Gets along with other horses. She has a certified application to the Spotted Mountain Horse Association.
Rio is a chunky Kentucky Mountain Mare. 13 years old and Red Chocolate with Flaxen mane and tail. Is a steady ride with a side that makes you a great rider by being firm. Smooth gaits....lots of different speeds of racks, has a flat walk and canters both leads. Trail rides and has been around. Not been ridden as much (maybe once a month) for the past year or so up until we started her again. She has been here for 5 years or so. Known history of health and is a super easy keeper. Personality plus. Rides bareback, will swim...even in shallow water (rolls if you let her...lol) More whoa than go, but not a dead head.
Cheyenne is a pretty 15 hand 9 year old Spotted Mountain Mare. She is sabino and white and has a nice flowing flat and running walk. She is really enjoying the work on the trail and as we clean up her gait so that it is automatic. Neckreins. Flat walk and running walk with a super big head nod and nice big stride plus a beautiful rack with different speeds. We have cantered her a few times, but I tend to keep them relaxed and slow as most of my clients are not daredevils. Barefoot and good feet. We have been working her both with other horses and alone. Long mane and full tail. Gets along with other horses. Up to date on farrier, dentist, shots, on daily dewormer. No health issues or allergies. We are showing her also. She has a certified application to the Spotted Mountain Horse Association.
ROHAN'S CASANOVA RIO
Casanova is an '07 Rocky/Kentucky double registered Black Gelding. A baby doll. He loves people and has already that been there done that attitude with just a bit of the baby still left. He is just started neckreining. But gets leg pressure and he is easy to handle. Gaits are super smooth and feels like you are gliding. Has a lot of trail experience, so he isn't spooky or jumping at everything. Fancy mover that definitely puts him in as show potential. Dam on premises, and she is a big broad build natural moving mare. And she passed that natural smooth gait on to him. Get him now before his training causes his pricing to go up, he is a steal at
KMSHA Sorrel w/Flax Mane and Tail. 15.1 hands barefoot. This is a big gentle and loving guy that loves to go out and explore or show off in the show ring! Big and broad build. Easy keeper. Nice smooth gaits. Western or english. Neckreins, leg pressure. Not spooky and fun to ride. Will go out alone or with other horses. Loads, clips, bathes, stands for farrier and vet.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC
Magic is a '10 Registered Palomino Missouri Fox Trotter Gelding. Gentle and easy to handle. Still on the green side, but a super sweet ride. Started nicely and learning every day more and more. Great naturally gaited bloodlines. Show prospect as well as a great personality for a superb trail horse. 14.3 now and full bodied, he is going to finish out a good 15+ with that big bodied foxtrotter build. Loves attention and a pocket pony without being annoying. Get him now before his training causes his pricing to go up, he is a steal at
MCF'S LADY DIANA
'03 RMHA/KMSHA double registered Beautiful Chocolate with Flax mane and tail Mare.15+ hands barefoot. This is a sweet moving mare that loves attention and handles well. A lovely rack and flat foot walk, as well as a smooth canter on both leads. Show or trail, this stunning mare can go anywhere. And gets you noticed! She was shown as a filly, but has been exclusively trail ridden for the past years now. Some neckreining, and leg pressure. Light mouth and great breaks. Has been ridden in large group rides and alone. Her pasture mates and riding buddies have been paso finos, so she has a bit of that working personality. Not a horse that has been passed around. Two owners only.
Confederate is a 12 year Mountain Horse Gelding. He is just at 15 hands. Pretty black guy. Easy to handle. Canters on both leads, racks and has one heck of a head shaking flat walk. Smooth. Neckreins. He went thru our recent clinic with flying colors as you can see. Loves to play with the big soccer ball. Great ground and stall manners. Ties, loads, clips, bathes, stands for farrier. No kick or bite. Gets along with other horses in the pasture, or can be alone. Older gentleman who ownes him says he is just too tall for him to get on. The only reason he is for sale. Look for his video on youtube.
BGS DRUG DEALERS GOLD
'05 TWH/KMSHA double registered Golden Palomino Gelding. 15.3+ hands barefoot. This is a sweet moving guy that loves attention and handles well. With his rack he is smooth and fun to ride. Show or trail, this stunning guy can go anywhere. And gets you noticed! This guy won every class we put him in at the Versatility show!!!!!!!!
PAINTER'S APACHE CHIEF
‘97 TWH/KMSHA Stunning Blood Bay Gelding. 15 hh Immense presence and personality. He was a proven stallion, we have two of his get on site that were sold as childrens mounts when first trained. He can be registered with the SSHBEA also, as both of his parents are Tobianos. Registered with the RRHBA also. Super smooth gaits, along with a canter that you almost can’t tell he is in. Loves women, a little shy around men. Shown in Racking, Walking and KMSHA shows. Being ridden by youths now and they love him. A forward mover that is easy to handle. Loves to get out and do things. Great on the trail and as you can see the trail course.
APACHE'S COPPER COTTON
KMSHA/RMHA Light Palomino mare. A naturally classic stepping mountain horse. She will knock your socks off. After all, she is barefoot, shouldn't you be? Showy and flashy that will get attention anywhere. We give advanced lessons on her too, so she is really a great mare. Double registered, but really too big moving to go into Rocky Mountain classes. Definitely a Kentucky Mountain Show Horse. 15 hands. Nice wide build. Long mane, tail and forelock. Still shedding out her winter coat, but her color will be so much darker if she was kept in. Right now she is outside 24/7.
ROCKS BLACK SHADOW
3/2003 Kentucky Mountain Gelding. 14.1 hands with a full horse feel under you. Has a great personality and is fun to ride. Even parks out for those of you that think you have short legs! Easy keeper. Barefoot. Many speeds of a Rack, Canter. Loves to trail ride. Gentle with spunk! We have been using him for trails, lessons with kids as young as 7, went and worked at field trials and Won at the show!!! So come see this gorgeous, talented and versatile guy!
HOWLANDS GOLDEN LADY
'05 TWH/KMSHA double registered LIght Palomino Mare. 14.3 hands barefoot. She is the best of both worlds. Put her in the show ring and she has the presence to perform and win (she can show either Walking horse or Kentucky Mountain) Put her on a trail and she is a fun ride. Trails, Show and now experience at Field trials....didn't even flinch at the gun fire!!!!